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Tracking Covid19 in an app is possible according to the NY Times

Tracking Covid19 in an app is possible according to the NY Times Contact tracking Covid19 is considered to be an important step toward finding normal.   It is also an expensive program that NJ is now hiring people to do.   Could it be as easy as using a phone app? According to the NY Times, The Covid Symptom Study, developed by Zoe Global, a health science company, in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital and King’s College in London, had 2.5 million users who reported their symptoms in four weeks. Credit…Zoe Global According to the journal Nature Medicine, researchers found that an app Read More »

How to choose the best running shoe for you. According to Self Magazine, it is all about comfort.

How to choose the best running shoe for you. According to Self Magazine, it is all about comfort. Choosing a running shoe can be a hit or miss proposition. Comfort, support, minimalist, cushioned; there are so many choices. The truth is, shoe companies design shoes for the masses and we try to find in their designs.   Comfort is also achieved by sizing the shoe appropriately which can be challenging as many running shoes can be a half to a full size small.  This short video can help you get the size right every time. Women and men are also looking Read More »

Is running barefoot actually better than running with shoes? Here’s what another major study shows.

Is running barefoot actually better than running with shoes? Here’s what another major study shows. A number of years ago, the barefoot and near barefoot running craze was alive and well.   The craze started after the book, Born to Run explored why the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. The secret according to the author had to do with running barefoot.  As many of us remember, there were Vibram shoes, minimalist running shoes, and of course, a lot of injuries from people trying to run in a different way and Read More »

Food expiration dates vs. food safety, according to the NY Times

Food expiration dates vs. food safety, according to the NY Times Since so many of us are quarantined due to covid19, do we have to throw away food that has reached its expiration date?  Do we really understand what an expiration date if vs. a sell-by date? U.S. Department of Agriculture food dating is actually voluntary.and may have little to do with food spoilage.  It may be that the date may just mean according to the manufacturers the expiration date may just mean that the manufacturer is estimating that this is the date the food is no longer of optimal Read More »

Chiropractic pain management may be the best Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain

Chiropractic pain management may be the best Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain In February of 2017, the Annals of Internal Medicine offered their overview of what works for lower back pain and what doesn’t  Their assessment was that a number of approaches including spinal manipulation were effective for back pain.  Chiropractors routinely use a number of the methods listed to relieve lower back pain in their holistic multifaceted approach to care.  The common element in what they recommended was movement, while they also suggested that nonpharmacological and noninvasive care should be used first. A recent paper by the Agency Read More »